ACRL University Library Section (ULS) Professional Development Committee, Call for Proposals
The ULS Professional Development Committee (PDC) hosts several online programs throughout the year (prior programs available at

The PDC welcomes proposals for online programs that further ACRL members’ professional development, knowledge, and practice. Proposals should be grounded in theory and/or practice. We encourage the use of panels and multiple presenter models to convey a variety of viewpoints. Presenters are responsible for finding their own co-presenters or panelists. Proposals for programs led by an individual presenter are also accepted. Programs usually run one hour, including time for questions, and are offered via Zoom.

All proposals will be considered, however, we are particularly interested in programs addressing the following topics in 2020-2021:

Evolving Models for Public Services and Learning Spaces
Critical Librarianship, Diversity and Inclusion, and Social Justice in Academic Libraries
Scholarly Communications
Data Management and Visualization
Changing Roles of Liaison Librarians and Functional Experts
Digital Scholarship
Assessment and Learning Analytics
Identifying and Developing Future Leaders

Complete the following form to submit an online program proposal. To receive full consideration for the 2020-2021 programming year, submissions should be received by Friday, September 25th, 2020.

Presenters are expected to adhere to the Committee’s best practices for online instruction. Referring to this list, please articulate how you will engage the audience and ensure a high quality program. Please note that there can be hundreds of attendees, which may limit certain types of interactivity.
Best practices for online instruction:
Email address *
Submission Date *
Name *
Job Title *
Institution *
Number of presenters: *
If more than one presenters, other names, titles, instititions, emails from presenters:
Program Title *
Program Description (250 Words Max) *
Format of Presentation (e.g. single presenter, panel presentation, discussion among participants, etc.) *
Learning Outcomes (2-3) *
Briefly describe your qualifications for presenting on this topic. (150 Words Max) *
Have you presented web-based programming before? *
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